VacuMaster Horizontal Vario

For handling heavy, mainly non-porous workpieces

The VacuMaster Vario can handle loads of up to 2,000kg.

Typical application: Steel plate

Heavy, mostly airtight workpieces can be handled horizontally using the VacuMaster Vario lifting device. Because of its modular design, the VacuMaster Vario lifting device can be easily adjusted to suit each application and is therefore particularly appropriate for loading laser or plasma machines with sheets of metal.

A high degree of occupational safety is ensured by the large vacuum reservoir and electronic warning unit.

The VacuMaster Vario lifting device is appropriate for workpieces weighing up to 2,000 kg.

Used in combination with a MILLSOM easy-to-move slewing crane or gantry crane system, this new addition to the Schmalz product range delivers a perfect manual handling solution with ergonomic and simple single-handed operation.

You can now have lifting equipment that improves manual handling lifting techniques and at the same time can reduce manual handling injuries.

I am looking for lifting equipment but how do I know which vacuum lifter is best for my manual handling problem? A few of the more common manual handling issues are listed below complete with a matching vacuum lifter solution.

Vacuum Lifter Guide and Products to be Handled

Model Lifting drums Lifting sacks Lifting cartons or boxes Lifting porous boards (MDF,OBA, etc) Lifting laminated or non porous boards Lifting sheet steel, glass, stone, slabs etc.
Jumbo Flex Up to 50kg Up to 50kg Up to 50kg Up to 40kg - -
Jumbo Ergo Up to 50kg Up to 65kg Up to 100kg Up to 300kg Up to 300kg -
Jumbo Sprint Up to 50kg Up to 65kg - - - -
VacuMaster Light - - - - Up to 100kg Up to 100kg
VacuMaster Horizontal - - - - Up to 750kg Up to 750kg
VacuMaster Vario - - - - Up to 2,000kg Up to 2,000kg
VacuMaster 90° Turning - - - - Up to 250kg Up to 250kg
VacuMaster 180° Turning - - - - Up to 500kg Up to 500kg
VacuMaster ECO - - - - Up to 1,000kg Up to 1,000kg
VacuMaster Glass - - - - - Up to 600kg

What is manual handling?
Manual handling involves the use of the human body to lift, lower, fill, empty, or carry loads. Most manufacturing or distribution systems require some manual handling tasks.

How can I reduce the chance of manual handling injuries from occurring?
Manual handling is a common cause of injury in the workplace. Consideration to lifting technique and posture can help, but research indicates that changing workplace design is the most effective way of preventing injuries. The introduction of lifting equipment is a great way to improve manual handling techniques and in turn reduce manual handling injuries.


I have to load 30mm steel plates weighing up to 1,400kg onto a waterjet machine, how can I do this?
A VacuMaster Vario vacuum lifter can lift up to 2,000kg, using an electric chain hoist and overhead gantry crane to provide the solution you need.

To discuss your specific lifting equipment needs or for more information, please contact the lifting equipment and hoisting equipment specialists at Millsom Materials Handling

FREE CALL Australia-wide 1800 99 22 11.

Features Include

  • Long lifetime due to extremely robust construction
  • Particularly suited to handling sheet metal
  • Modular and adjustable design allows adaptability to workpiece
  • Large vacuum reservoir provides vacuum availability
  • Audible warning in the case of a power failure
  • Large lifting eye provides room for large crane hooks
  • Ergonomic control handle with pendant cradle
  • Unique manually actuated vacuum valve prevents incorrect operation


Suction pad Isolation CEE Plug Parking Stand

Technical Information

Type Maximum load horiz/vert [kg] Workpiece format Handling of the load Number of suction pads Overall height [mm] Intrinsic weight [kg]
Maximum [mm] Minimum [mm]
VacuMaster Vario 1000-1 1000 / 0 2500 x 1500 900 x 520 horizontal 1 630 104
VacuMaster Vario 1000-4 1000 / 0 3000 x 1500 1150 x 810 horizontal 4 750 162
VacuMaster Vario 1000-8 1000 / 0 4000 x 2000 1580 x 500 horizontal 8 935 252
VacuMaster Vario 2000-2 2000 / 0 3000 x 1500 1230 x 900 horizontal 2 820 229
VacuMaster Vario 2000-8 2000 / 0 4000 x 2000 2030 x 760 horizontal 8 1000 345

Additional Information

 Brochure-VacuMaster - Download PDF for further detailed information

Video: VM-Vario